Heard it on the showbiz grapevine…..

Posted by Dean Piper On March 31st, 2009

There’s so much going on in the telly and showbiz world right now so I thought I’d fill you in on what I’m hearing right now!

Firstly, let’s talk This Morning. Fern Britton’s off to the BBC for a new quiz style show where she’ll appear as a team captain – so the hunt is on for a replacement Fern! Last Friday I hear that the producers of the morning show approached Spice Girl Emma Bunton but unfortunately she said no! The person they are really after now is former Boddington’s model Melanie Sykes. She’s interested and they are in talks….

Next, let’s talk Loose Women. The show has been searching for a front woman for the show for quite some time and it seems they’ve finally found what they’ve been looking for. The popular daytime show has signed up former GMTV star Fiona Phillips to front the spring series. It will be her first big job since leaving GMTV. She’ll be great – but does this mean Jackie Brambles is getting the chop? Hope not…..

Still hearing there’s nowt going on with Prince Harry and Astrid Harbord (despite what you may have read in the papers, peeps) They are just friends!……Geri Halliwell is definitely 100% single right now – she told me she’s “not doing men for a long time for now” over dinner two weeks ago. She remains friends with club promoter Nick House……Sadie Frost is on the hunt for a new man. I partied with her at Punk nightclub last week where Radio One’s Nick Grimshaw and her played non-stop Madonna tracks. She told me: “I’m free and available!”……Coleen Rooney is indeed preggers – but not passed her 12 week scan. Expect an announcement in two-three weeks – probably in her magazine column!……Davinia Taylor probably won’t be best pleased to know her ex-hubby of just a few weeks Dave Gardner was playing the young, free and single man at the premiere of The Boat That Rocked. I spotted him sharking the after party for women! Eeeek.

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